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The Power of Positivity!

By Unknown on 7/5/2017

When training for a race or another event, have you ever had the experience where completing a certain distance feels like an effortless walk in the park, but the next day the same distance feels like running up a mountain in a hail storm? During Girls on the Run, girls learn about the power of positive self-talk and how telling ourselves positive affirmations can help us in difficult situations. For those days when it feels like you're running through a hail storm, channel positive self-talk by having a mantra - something to repeatedly tell yourself to encourage you to keep going. 

Here are a few to get you started:

 

  1. I don't stop when I'm tired, I stop when I'm done
  2. When you can't run with your legs anymore, run with your heart
  3. Slow or fast, a mile is a mile
  4. It doesn't get easier, you get stronger
  5. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
  6. Your legs are not giving out, your head is giving up.
  7. The body achieves what the mind believes.
  8. Strive for progress, not perfection.
  9. I'm doing this for me.
  10. My body is stronger than my mind thinks it is.

 

Do you have a go-to mantra that you use when running? We'd love to hear it! Share it with us on Instagram or Twitter using #GirlsontheRun.


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